I truly believe it is a privilege to practice medicine, and it is an honor to be part of my patients’ lives. I strive to treat each of my patients as I would treat my own family and friends. I absolutely love what I do, and I know this is my path in life — and my way of doing good in this world.
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Excellent care that keeps employees and businesses healthy
When your employees are healthy, your business can thrive. Catching or avoiding problems before they become serious is one of the ways we maximize the health of your workforce and minimize health care costs. And when your employees need specialized care, we bring highly qualified care teams together to return them to health.
Physician-led, patient-centered care — that’s Permanente Medicine
On the road to recovery, a member’s personal doctor leads the way. Kaiser Permanente doctors practice Permanente Medicine — using evidence-based treatment and innovative technology to deliver personalized care. And our integrated model means doctors aren’t burdened by the business of running a practice — so they can focus on what’s best for our members. Our physicians are empowered to make important care decisions, but our members’ voice is always the most important one in the room.
Kaiser Permanente has one of the nation’s largest multispecialty medical groups. Our highly skilled, experienced specialists in oncology, cardiac care, perinatology, and other specialty care disciplines are among the best in the world. Our doctors and specialists deliver coordinated care that’s supported by industry leading research, advanced medical technology, top-notch facilities, and efficient workflows, tools, and systems.
The advantages of our holistic care
Specialty care is connected to everything we do, from preventive screenings and doctor visits to follow-up care and ongoing condition management. Unlike most plans, we offer all these services in one seamless, integrated system. Our coordinated care teams have instant access to a member’s electronic health record, enabling them to think and act as one.
Every Kaiser Permanente member has unique care needs. When a member is diagnosed, their primary care physician works with specialists and the member to create a tailored treatment plan. They coordinate across locations and specialties to deliver seamless, effective care.
We’re passionate about constantly improving health care. When one of our doctors or researchers develops a better way to treat an illness, we share this knowledge across the organization. Kaiser Permanente includes 8 regional research centers. In 2017 alone, we were involved in 2,540 research studies — half of which were clinical trials. This gives our members access to state-of-the-art treatment.
Meet a few of our specialists
Kaiser Permanente physicians are passionate about delivering excellent specialty care.
I chose pediatrics as a specialty because I get to interact with kids all day — what could be better than that? I feel very fortunate to be here at Kaiser Permanente because I can practice prevention-focused, patient-centered care, while also conducting relevant research.
I love taking care of babies and helping families who have an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit. I have a special interest in the long-term care and follow up of neonatal intensive care unit graduates. My research in fellowship was on language development in preterm infants.
I have been interested in women’s health since I was a teenager and saw the challenges many of my peers faced surrounding teen pregnancies. I decided to pursue a career in health care to help promote the value of positive role models, personal support and acceptance, and access to accurate information, all of which can affect a woman’s health.
Evidence-based medicine and providing quality of care have always been at the center of my daily practice. I believe in providing every patient with safe and compassionate care. A patient story is personal and requires an understanding of the individual as a whole. Empowering the patient with knowledge and walking them through their journey with compassion and respect leads to shared-decision making and a healthier and happier patient.
I chose to pursue medicine a long time ago, likely stemming from my passion for teaching and the potential to make a real difference in people’s lives. Cardiology has been a perfect fit for me, allowing me to focus on preventive strategies and further exposing me to sophisticated diagnostic tests to help people feel better.
Quality care matters to you, your employees — and to us
Surpassing Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic — again
In a 2017 survey of CEOs, chief medical officers and marketing directors, Kaiser Permanente was the most frequently cited hospital organization for innovation, thought leadership, and providing quality care at a sustainable cost. Our rating of 23.5 topped Mayo Clinic (22.5) and Cleveland Clinic (17.4). We also earned the top spot in the 2016 survey.
Leading the nation in HEDIS® measures
In 2017, Kaiser Permanente was the top performer in 25 HEDIS® (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) effectiveness-of-care measures — the most of any health plan. The measures include cardiovascular care; comprehensive diabetes care; prevention and screening; and medication monitoring.
Earning NCQA’s highest rating
Of the 884 commercial and Medicare health plans rated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, only 14 received a 5 out of 5 rating. Six of the 14 belong to Kaiser Permanente — more than any other organization.
Our care approach in action
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Reaction Data, “Hospital Brand Equity: A Peer Review by Reaction Data,” 2017.
Kaiser Permanente 2017 HEDIS® scores. Benchmarks provided by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Quality Compass® and represent all lines of business. Kaiser Permanente combined region scores were provided by the Kaiser Permanente Department of Care and Service Quality. The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass 2017 and is used with the permission of NCQA. Quality Compass 2017 includes certain CAHPS® data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass® and HEDIS® are registered trademarks of NCQA. CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017–2018 and NCQA’s Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2017–2018, National Committee for Quality Assurance, 2017: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington — HMO (commercial plan rated 4 out of 5, Medicare plan rated 5 out of 5); Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., of Southern California — HMO (commercial plan rated 4.5 out of 5, Medicare plan rated 5 out of 5); Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., of Hawaii — HMO (commercial plan rated 4.5 out of 5, Medicare plan rated 5 out of 5); Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., of Northern California — HMO (commercial plan rated 5 out of 5, Medicare plan rated 5 out of 5); Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest — HMO (commercial plan rated 4.5 out of 5, Medicare plan rated 5 out of 5).
Services covered under your health plan are provided and/or arranged by Kaiser Permanente health plans: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., in Northern and Southern California and Hawaii • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc., Nine Piedmont Center, 3495 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-364-7000 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., 2101 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20852 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, 500 NE Multnomah St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington or Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc., 320 Westlake Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109 • Self-insured plans are administered by Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company, One Kaiser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
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